Regulation Concerning Registry Under State Register Any Judgments Made And Adopted By Foreign States’ Judicial Or Administrative Authorities issued and entered into effect following publication with the Official Gazette dated February 07, 2018, has brought forth an arrangement regarding registry into the state register such judgments made and adopted by foreign states’ judicial or administrative authorities regarding divorce, nullity of marriage or whether or not there exists any act of matrimony, without seeking recourse to that effect before competent jurisdiction. Any applications for registry of the foregoing are to be made to the foreign missions at the country where such a decree is adopted, whereas locally to the province directorate of the domicile of any one of the parties thereto, and in circumstances where there is no place of residence within boundaries of Turkey, to any one of the province directorates at Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya, Kahramanmaraş, Samsun, Siirt, Sivas, Trabzon, Şanlıurfa and Van.
Applications regarding registry to the family register such judgments made and decrees adopted by the judicial or administrative authorities of foreign states are made and filed by either the parties themselves in person, or via their respective legal attorneys or agents. In the course of the aforesaid application procedure, it is not mandatory that the parties are jointly present in attendance before the relevant competent authority, but the parties are allowed and entitled to file their applications either together at the same time, or on different occasions. In case of separate and independent application, the interval to elapse between the two appeal occasions is not allowed to be more than ninety days.
Other than any acts of divorce realized and concluded through unilateral will statement of the parties, in case any persons whose marriages are ended pass away prior to the demand for registry of the same, request for registry before the family register of any judgments made and adopted by foreign states’ judicial or administrative authorities regarding divorce, nullity of marriage or whether or not there exists any act of matrimony could possibly be made by those possessing legal interest therefrom.